Author Topic: Picture of the Day Thread  (Read 72153 times)

Offline South_paw

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #370 on: February 16, 2018, 07:22:23 PM »
Hard to argue wth the sign,

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Offline Lexi

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #371 on: February 16, 2018, 09:30:25 PM »
Lovely, though that Egyptian styled hood ornament depicted was actually developed for Stutz in the 1920s. Don't think those ever adorned a Cadillac hood, at least as far as I know. I as well thought that 1956 marked the end of Cadillac's Flying Goddess (and possibly the longest one ever produced), but now I seem to recall that the 1959 Cadillac Brougham had a stylized variation of it. Then it disappeared again, and I believe this time for good. Clay/Lexi
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Offline South_paw

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #372 on: February 17, 2018, 06:37:15 AM »
Yep, 1959 was the last year not 1956 as the sign says. @David King was the goddess on the 59 EB a new casting or a modified 56 goddess?
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #373 on: February 17, 2018, 06:54:10 AM »
The first time I saw a '59 Brougham, I had the feeling that this hood ornament was added later by one owner. Apparently not as it's in the parts list, but it is an anachronism on this car. Fortunately, for 1960 it was gone.
The part numbers are different for the '56 ornament and '59 one for the Brougham; however, if the '56 tooling was modified, it would generate another part number.

Offline David King

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #374 on: February 17, 2018, 09:24:51 AM »
The EB version in '59 was its own.  A very modern interoperation.

This is mine off/on '#56.

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Offline Lexi

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #375 on: February 17, 2018, 10:53:23 AM »
I have never seen one up close. I was not sure whether any anatomical features remained on the '59 EB hood ornament. Looks like the answer to that is none. I suppose by this late date the intention was to give the piece more of a rocket or jet-like look, yet retain the general shape of the older unit. Reminds me somewhat of the mid-fifties Chevy hood ornaments, minus the vertical wings (and beak). If that was GMs intention, then perhaps the Goddess in persona did die in '56? Thanks for posting those photos. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 11:08:43 AM by Lexi »

Offline South_paw

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #376 on: February 19, 2018, 07:18:48 PM »
We could not resist this Barn find a 1959 Cadillac stored for 35 years 8 feet up to the sealing ....yes we manged to get it down and home...what an adventure this picture is half way down !!


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Offline Lexi

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #377 on: February 24, 2018, 09:08:33 AM »
Check out this fantastic period shot of a funeral procession (Montreal I think). I think this is even better than the first Godfather movie! Look at those Flower Cars! Clay/Lexi

Offline Lexi

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #378 on: February 26, 2018, 05:05:57 PM »
Here is another vintage Funeral scene with lots of Cadillacs including Professional cars. Check out that '57 Limo and '58 Flower car. Clay/Lexi

Offline South_paw

Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Reply #379 on: April 07, 2018, 03:51:20 PM »
His and hers......

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